Monday, 14 May 2012

Meet Roo...

Meet Roo, our newest arrival, who arrived on Friday.  She is a very smart girl whose regular job is dressage.
There will be lots more on Roo over the next few weeks, but for now here are her hoof pics.
Roo's lameness is comparatively mild but its most evident in her RF.  She is landing heel first but when we filmed her, her m/l balance wasn't right as she was loading laterally then tipping medially.
In a shoe, as you'd expect, her frogs aren't in contact with the ground although she has been well shod and her hooves are in good condition. 
Roo has definitely confused Dom no end, as prior to her arrival he was the only coloured horse at Rockley.  She is (certainly at the moment) ultra laid back - though that may also be because the sun has been shining since she arrived.  Dom has told her not to get used to this state of affairs...!


jenj said...

The pair of pintos you have are faaar too clean. Tell them they should go find a nice patch of mud to roll in and get their lovely white spots dirty. Nature abhors clean white spots!

Nic Barker said...

LOL! The clean look isn't maintained 24/7, Jen - though Roo is still rugged at night as its cold here at the mo and she is clipped. Amazingly, Dom's coat is Teflon and the mud mostly flicks off ;-)